Viña San Pedro’s high-end wines stand out in James Suckling’s latest report with 93 points
The scores were recently revealed in James Suckling’s latest report about Chilean wines, entitled: Chile in 2018 shows Limitless Quality.
In his sixth visit to Chile carried out in February, the renowned US critic tasted over 1,000 domestic wines. Three top-end wines of Viña San Pedro received outstanding scores.
Altaïr 2015, Cabo de Hornos 2015 and Sideral 2016 from the Cachapoal – Andes Valley were awarded 93 points and were described as follows:
Altaïr 2015 “A fine and juicy wine with hints of vanilla beans, chocolate and berries. Medium body, round and savory tannins. Lovely texture. Flavorful finish. Delicious upfront fruit. Mostly cabernet sauvignon with cabernet franc and syrah. Can age but no reason to wait!”.
Cabo de Hornos 2015 “A big and rich red with currant, chocolate and vanilla character. Full body, chewy tannins, and a long and flavorful finish. A muscular red with lots of tannins. Needs time to soften. Better in 2021”.
Sideral 2016 “Very focused and spicy with currant bush, blackberry and black truffle aromas. Medium-to-full body, very tight and focused. Chocolate undertones. Delicious finish. Drink or hold”.
The article published on the wine expert’s website: jamessuckling.com explains how scores from the latest vintages are quite high due to the consistent greatness of the viticultural country. He emphasizes that “there has never been a better moment to drink Chilean wine”.